Media@McGill member and art historian, Charmaine Nelson, was in the the news recently to talk about a rare painting offering insights into the hidden history of slavery in Quebec.
"It’s not that we were more benevolent. We still believed that some people were inhuman and worthy of enslavement. So the difference was that the uses of a slave were not as abundant, so we had a smaller population (of slaves).”
On September 24, the registration will open to the International Colloquium called the Participatory Condition (#PCond). The colloquium will be held in Montreal at the Museum of Contemporary Art on November 15 and 16, 2013. The Colloquium’s main objective is to assess the role of media in the development of a principle whose expansion has become so large as to become the condition of our contemporaneity. Registration is free, but we ask that individuals register to reserve a place for the Colloquium.
Registration for the Participatory Open Online Course (POOC) will beginning on Tuesday September 24th, 2013. The POOC is a non-credited online course that will run from October 15 to December 6, 2013. The POOC will interrogate a range of questions pertaining to the history, problems and possibilities of participatory media in contemporary society. It will focus on such aspects of mediated participation as the predicament of participation, surveillance, gaming, public and participation, among other themes.